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Two dead crows test positive for West Nile

The Vilas and Oneida County Health Departments recently reported the discovery of two dead crows in Vilas and Oneida counties which tested positive for West Nile virus.

These are the first birds that have tested positive for West Nile virus in the area since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1.

“The positive bird means that residents of Vilas County need to be more vigilant in their personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites,” said Public Health Director Gina Egan.

West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:51 PM

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